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Scott Brooks Says Russell Westbrook Is “Best Point Guard In Bas…

Scott Brooks Says Russell Westbrook Is “Best Point Guard In Basketball”

dimemag.com ESPN.com Updated 19 hours ago
A sizable contingent of supposed NBA experts think Russell Westbrook is a shooting guard, and some even believe the Oklahoma City Thunder would be better off without him. Don’t count coach Scott Brooks among them. At the team’s media day, Brooks said hi…
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  • Oklahoma City’s Serge Ibaka Might Not Know Who Teammate Mitch M…

    Oklahoma City’s Serge Ibaka Might Not Know Who Teammate Mitch McGary Is

    dimemag.com 20 hours ago
    Media day is the gift that gives, and gives, and gives. We’ve alreadychronicled the quotes, revelations, and so much more concerning actual basketball, and will continue doing so as they emerge Sometimes, though, the amusing human interest story is most…
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  • Kevin Durant To Critics Of His Withdrawal From World Cup: “I Wa…

    Kevin Durant To Critics Of His Withdrawal From World Cup: “I Was Like ‘F*** ‘Em’”

    dimemag.com 20 hours ago
    The now familiar Nike slogans drive home the point: Kevin Durant is “not nice” and “the baddest.” It’s a clever campaign, but critiques that KD was ever too respectful or humble to reach his sky-high ceiling were always ridiculous. You don’t become a cr…
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  • Thunder center Steven Adams grew a mustache just for his media …

    Thunder center Steven Adams grew a mustache just for his media guide picture (Photo)

    yahoo.com dimemag.com 21 hours ago
    Here is what Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams looked like in mid-August: Here is what the rising sophomore bruiser looks like now, as captured at Thunder Media Day on Monday afternoon: Hmmm. Something's different. Can't quite put my finger on w…
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  • Thunder GM Sam Presti Says Reggie Jackson Is “Core Member” Of T…

    Thunder GM Sam Presti Says Reggie Jackson Is “Core Member” Of Team

    dimemag.com nba.com ESPN.com Sep 25 (5 days ago)
    After the team deemed it necessary to surrender James Harden two years ago, there’s a growing notion that the Oklahoma City Thunder will feel similarly inclined to part with Reggie Jackson at some point in the next year. General manager Sam Presti tried…
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  • Kevin Durant Tells Dime “I’m Like The Best”…At NBA 2K

    Kevin Durant Tells Dime “I’m Like The Best”…At NBA 2K

    dimemag.com Sep 24 (6 days ago)
    The glitz and glamour of Hollywood joined NBA 2K15 cover athlete Kevin Durant and former Thunder teammate James Harden as they helped celebrate the launch of the game (hitting stores Oct. 7) in New York on top of The Standard High Line adjacent to the H…
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  • Grizzlies To Host Promotional Nights Poking Fun At Clippers, Th…

    Grizzlies To Host Promotional Nights Poking Fun At Clippers, Thunder

    dimemag.com Sep 23 (7 days ago)
    The Memphis Grizzlies have been a playoff fixture in the Western Conference since 2011, when they beat the San Antonio Spurs in a first-round upset and established themselves as a perennial threat. The Grit ‘N Grind crew’s emergence, unsurprisingly, has…
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  • Steven Adams Scores On Middle-Aged Man, Does LeBron’s Celebrati…

    Steven Adams Scores On Middle-Aged Man, Does LeBron’s Celebration

    dimemag.com Sep 23 (7 days ago)
    You’d think NBA tough guy Steven Adams would have it out for frequent Oklahoma City Thunder thwarter LeBron James. Like the rest of the basketball world, though, it appears the New Zealand is a fan of The King. Watch Adams cross-up and score on an overm…
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  • Nike Celebrates Kevin Durant’s Birthday With Intricate Cake, Hu…

    Nike Celebrates Kevin Durant’s Birthday With Intricate Cake, Huge Pinata

    dimemag.com Sep 23 (7 days ago)
    Almost 26 year-old Kevin Durant is just like any other birthday boy, apparently: He likes his cake and piñatas! The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar and reigning NBA MVP is on the Nike campus today for an early birthday party, enjoying his fun as if he w…
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  • The Equalizer Part 3: The Dominating Kevin Durant

    The Equalizer Part 3: The Dominating Kevin Durant

    dimemag.com Sep 18
    Don’t call him Slim Reaper. Despite Kevin Durant‘s reluctance to embrace any nickname other than a simple “KD” the OKC sharpshooter headlines the final entrant in a three-part series where we’ll give you the NBA players who best represent an “Equalizer,…
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  • Report: Don’t Rule Out Oklahoma City Thunder Trading For Rajon …

    Report: Don’t Rule Out Oklahoma City Thunder Trading For Rajon Rondo

    dimemag.com Sep 15
    Rajon Rondo may or may not have made a trade request to the Boston Celtics, but it’s safe to say he wants out of Beantown regardless. And according to one national writer, the Oklahoma City Thunder are a realistic destination for the disgruntled Celtics…
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  • Congratulate Russell Westbrook On Engagement By Watching His To…

    Congratulate Russell Westbrook On Engagement By Watching His Top Plays

    dimemag.com Sep 4
    Russell Westbrook got engaged to long-time girlfriend Nina Earl on Wednesday. What better way to congratulate the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar than watching highlights of his top plays from the 2013-2014 season? Our favorite clip from the video above…
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  • Durant expands portfolio, signs new partnership deal

    Durant expands portfolio, signs new partnership deal

    nba.com Sep 4
    Thunder forward Kevin Durant said Thursday that he has signed a partnership deal with Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt.
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  • Steven Adams Offended After Andre Iguodala Mocks “Haka” Dance

    Steven Adams Offended After Andre Iguodala Mocks “Haka” Dance

    dimemag.com Sep 4
    The epic “Haka” Dance New Zealand performed before getting toasted by Team USA earlier this week led to a brief spat on Twitter between Andre Iguodala and Thunder center, Steven Adams, the latter of whom is a native of New Zealand. On Tuesday, the USA t…
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  • Reggie Jackson Will Look To Deals Of Hayward, Parsons For Next …

    Reggie Jackson Will Look To Deals Of Hayward, Parsons For Next Contract

    dimemag.com Sep 2
    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Reggie Jackson says he isn’t too concerned about signing a contract extension before October 31 or entering restricted free agency next summer. That he’s looking to the newly-signed contracts of Gordon Hayward and Chandler Pa…
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  • Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City Thunder stays with Nike after sho…

    Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City Thunder stays with Nike after shoe company matches Under Armour offer

    ESPN.com Aug 31
    With Kevin Durant on the verge of a move to Under Armour, sources told ESPN on Sunday that Nike has exercised its right to match any rival shoe company's offer to the Oklahoma City Thunder star.
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  • Among Mitch McGary's lessons learned from pot suspension: 'Don'…

    Among Mitch McGary's lessons learned from pot suspension: 'Don't get caught'

    yahoo.com Aug 29
    The NBA probably won’t be using Thunder rookie Mitch McGary’s recent VICE Sports interview as a public service announcement for its marijuana policy. Still recovering from midseason back surgery in March, McGary hadn’t played basketball in months when h…
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  • OKC trades Thabeet to 76ers

    OKC trades Thabeet to 76ers

    nba.com ESPN.com Aug 26
    The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded center Hasheem Thabeet and cash to the Philadelphia 76ers for a protected second-round draft pick in 2015 and a trade exception.
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  • Watch Serge Ibaka’s Brute Block & Alley-Oop Jam

    Watch Serge Ibaka’s Brute Block & Alley-Oop Jam

    dimemag.com Aug 26
    The last we saw Serge Ibaka, he was coming back from a calf strain before Game 3 to help the OKC Thunder even the Western Conference Finals before losing in six to the eventual champion Spurs. He did pop up with Spain this summer on the receiving end of…
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  • KD: “Thunderstruck” Was Worse Than “Kazaam”

    KD: “Thunderstruck” Was Worse Than “Kazaam”

    dimemag.com Aug 25
    Kevin Durant says his 2012 movie “Thunderstruck” was worse than Shaquille O’Neal’s “Kazaam.” Over the weekend, Durant spoke briefly with a reporter from TMZ Sports. During the encounter, he was asked whether his movie was better than “Kazaam.” Durant di…
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  • Report: Durant Left Team USA Under Influence Of Agent Jay-Z, Ro…

    Report: Durant Left Team USA Under Influence Of Agent Jay-Z, Roc Nation

    dimemag.com Aug 16
    The circumstances surrounding Kevin Durant’s abrupt departure from USA Basketball last week have always been murky. The reigning NBA and FIBA World Championships MVP officially cited mental and physical fatigue as means for his decision, but rumors imme…
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  • Coach K 'surprised' by Kevin Durant's withdrawal, says offensiv…

    Coach K 'surprised' by Kevin Durant's withdrawal, says offensive changes ahead for Team USA

    yahoo.com Aug 15
    Kevin Durant's decision to withdraw from Team USA three weeks before the start of the 2014 FIBA World Cup due to to mental and physical exhaustion came as a shock to many observers who expected the Oklahoma City Thunder star to serve as the undisputed f…
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  • Video - Sneaker Wars 06:35

    Sneaker Wars

    Sep 12
    Sneaker expert Eddie Maisonet joins us to explain the shoe wars over top talents like Kevin Durant.
  • Video - Sources: Nike Keeps Durant With Megadeal 03:38

    Sources: Nike Keeps Durant With Megadeal

    Aug 31
    ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell discusses Nike's megadeal with reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant.
  • Video - Sources: 76ers To Trade For, Waive Thabeet 03:35

    Sources: 76ers To Trade For, Waive Thabeet

    Aug 26
    Amin Elhassan discusses the proposed trade between the Thunder and the 76ers that will send Hasheem Thabeet to Philadelphia where he will be waived.
  • Video - Ibaka Dominates The Court 00:25

    Ibaka Dominates The Court

    Aug 26
    Serge Ibaka blocked Andres Nocioni's layup and threw down a nice alley-oop from Ricky Rubio at the other end as the clock wound down in the fourth quarter of Spain's blowout win over Argentina.

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    Sep 29
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